But who is Scaramouche? And why does he hide his face behind a mask?
1952 film adaptation of the novel
by Rafael Sabatini
. Stewart Granger plays the hero, Andre Moreau, with Mel Ferrer opposite him as the villainous Marquis de Maynes. The female leads are Eleanor Parker (as Lenore) and Janet Leigh (as Aline de Gavrillac). MGM
went all-out on the sets and costumes and the climactic duel is the longest single-take sword fight in cinematic history.
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